F.A.Q. Find the answers here to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions

Icon Why won’t the video load? I only see a white screen.

This experience can be due to a variety of different factors. One possible solution could be to try using a different browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.). To view the videos on our website, we recommend that you use Mozilla Firefox. Click here for a free download. Other acceptable browsers include: Safari and Google Chrome.

Icon What services do we provide?

  • Student consultation focuses on the needs of an individual student with ASD and their team with the goal of creating a do-able implementation plan.
  • Extended consultation, recommended for complex situations.
  • Classwide consultation focuses on building the capacity of the teacher and improving the overall learning environment for the benefit of all students.
  • Program consultation focuses on building the capacity of an itinerant or schoolbased resource teacher, specific to their professional role.
  • Implementation support follows our consults in order to support implementation of strategies and plans.
Psycho-educational and Functional Behaviour Assessments: A limited number of assessments can be provided each year, primarily by our supervised psychology intern. Application for assessments must be done in consultation between the POPARD consultant and District Partner. Priority is given to districts with limited psychology services. Special Research Projects: POPARD encourages districts who are interested in launching innovative practices and gathering evidence of efficacy to collaborate with their POPARD consultant. Descriptions and outcomes of some of our special research projects can be found on our website under the 'Research' tab. Workshops and Professional Development: A range of topics related to ASD can be tailored to district needs. Professional development can be enhanced by the additional provision of follow-up implementation support. Training Courses: POPARD offers the following courses:
  • Introduction to ASD, Practical Applications
  • Introduction to ABA, Part 1: Instruction
  • Supporting Students with ASD in your Classroom: an online course for teachers
In-house courses are held at the POPARD training centre in Delta, BC. For information about in-house courses, visit our courses page. District courses are hosted by and held in school districts. To see our current district course dates, click here. If you have questions about district courses contact your District Partner.

Icon I forgot my username and/or password. How do I login?

1. Click on the Request New Password link found in the login box.

2. Enter your email address and press Submit. (It is important that this is the same email address you used when you first registered.)

3. An email will be sent to you with your username, a temporary password, and instructions on how to change your password. Read the instructions carefully.

4. Click on the link provided in the email to return you to the POPARD website and reset your account.

5. Under the instructions, click on the Login button.

6. Change your password.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding your website account, feel free to contact the Media Technology Coordinator at (604) 946-3610 ext 243 or info@autismoutreach.ca.

Icon How does POPARD decide what services to provide in each district?

All districts in BC are provided with a number of days they can use each year. Each district assigns a District Partner who coordinates the POPARD services they would like to receive. For student referrals, it is the district, via the District Partner, not POPARD, who determines which students will be seen by POPARD. Educators who would like to receive support or training are asked to speak to their local District Partner.

Icon How do I register as a website member?

1. Click on the Log in link on the top menu bar.

2. Fill in the account information. (* red starred fields are mandatory.)
Tip - choose a username that is easy for you to remember.

3. Press the Submit button at the bottom of the screen.

4. An email will be sent to your account. Read the instructions carefully. You will need to click on a link given in email and set your password.

5. Return to the POPARD website and enter your username and password.

6. Change your password.

You are now capable of utilizing all the functions and resources on the POPARD website. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Media Technology Coordinator at (604) 946-3610 ext. 243 or info@autismoutreach.ca.

Icon How do I change my username, password, or e-mail address?

1. Login to the POPARD website.

2. Click on the Your account link.

3. Click the Edit tab at the top beside View.

4. Change the Username or E-mail address field,or scroll down to the Password and enter your new password and then again in the next field to confirm it.

5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Submit button.

Your username, email address, and/or password has now been changed. You can use your new username or password the next time you login.

Icon How are Parents Involved?

When POPARD receives a referral for a specific student with ASD, parents are involved in all steps of the process. Before POPARD will become involved, parents must provide informed consent. POPARD considers parents as essential partners in developing an effective student support plan. Once the district decides when the student will be seen, the District Partner contacts the parents to notify them of the date of the consult and to invite them to the team meeting. Before the consult, the POPARD consultant assigned to the district will contact the parents to ask for their input, to hear their concerns, priorities and suggestions. At the team meeting, parent participation is valued. Any recommendations or plans agreed to by the team will be distributed to the parents in a written report.